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Justice Hassan B. Jallow

Justice Hassan B. Jallow
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
Under-Secretary-General of the
United Nations

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Criminal Law and Procedure
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Fair Trial in International Criminal Justice
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Criminal Law and Procedure
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Fair Trial in International Criminal Justice
A. Legal Instruments

Universal Declaration on Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 144.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for RwandaSecurity Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

Organic Law No. 03/2009/OL. of 26 May 2009 Modifying and Complementing the Organic Law No. 11/2007 of 16/03/2007 Concerning the Transfer of Cases to the Republic of Rwanda from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Other States, Official Gazette of the Republic of Rwanda of 26 May 2009.

General Assembly resolution 65/213 of 21 December 2010 (Human rights in the administration of justice).

Security Council resolution 1966 (2010) of 22 December 2010 (Statute of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals).

B. Jurisprudence

United Nations Human Rights Committee, Ramon B. Martinez Portorreal v. Dominican Republic, 5 November 1987, Communication No. 188/1984, U.N. Doc. Supp. No. 40 (A/43/40).

European Court of Human Rights, Dombo Beheer B.V. v. The Netherlands, Judgment of 27 October 1993, Application no. 14448/88.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Prosecutor v. Duško Tadić, Judgment of 15 July 1999, Appeals Chamber, IT-94-1-A.

European Court of Human Rights, Jasper v. United Kingdom, Judgment of 16 February 2000, Application no.  27052/95.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Jean-Paul Akayesu, Judgment of 1 June 2001, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-96-4-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Clement Kayishema and Obed Ruzindana, Judgment of 1 June 2001, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-95-1-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Fulgence Kayishema, Decision of 16 December 2008, Decision on the Prosecutor’s request for referral of the case to Rwanda, Trial Chamber III, ICTR-01-67-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Fulgence Kayishema, Decision of 22 February 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-01-67-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Prosecutor v. Fatmir Limaj et al, Transcript of 28 February 2003, IT-03-66.

Special Court for Sierra Leone, Prosecutor v. Sam H. Norman et al, Decision of 4 November 2003, Decision on the Application for Stay of Proceedings and Denial of Right to Appeal, SCSL-2003-09-PT.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Ferdinand Nahimana, Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza and Hassan Ngeze, Judgement and sentence of 3 December 2003, Trial Chamber 1, ICTR-99-52-T.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Ferdinand Nahimana, Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza and Hassan Ngeze v. Prosecutor, Judgement of 28 November 2007, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-99-52-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Édouard Karemera, Matthieu Ngirumpatse, Joseph Nzirorera and André Rwamakuba, Decision of 7 December 2004, Decision on severance of André Rwamakuba and amendments of the indictment, Trial Chamber III, ICTR-98-44-PT.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Édouard Karemera and Matthieu Ngirumpatse v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 29 September 2014, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-98-44-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Laurent Semanza v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 20 May 2005, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-97-20-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Juvenal Kajelijeli v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 23 May 2005, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-98-44A-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Michel Bagaragaza, Decision of 30 August 2006, Decision on Rule 11bis, ICTR-05-86-AR11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Prosecutor v. Milan Milutinovic et al, Decision of 30 august 2006, Decision Denying Prosecution’s Request for Certification of Rule 73bis Issue for Appeal, Trail chamber III, IT-05-87-T.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Emmanuel Ndindabahizi v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 16 January 2007, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-01-71-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, André Rwamakuba v. Prosecutor, Decision of 13 September 2007, Decision on Appeal against Decision on Appropriate Remedy, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-98-44C-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Laurent Bucyibaruta, Decision of 20 November 2007, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral of Laurent Bucyibaruta’s indictment to France, Trial Chamber, ICTR-05-85-I.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Wenceslas Munyeshyaka, Decision of 20 November 2007, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral of Wenceslas Munyeshyaka’s indictment to France, Trial Chamber, ICTR-05-85-I.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Case of Apitz Barbera et al. (“First Court of Administrative Detention”) v. Venezuela, Judgment of 5 August 2008, Serie C No. 182.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Yussuf Munyakazi, Decision of 8 October 2008, Decision on the prosecution’s appeal against decision on referral under Rule 11bis, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-97-36-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Gaspard Kanyarukiga, Decision of 30 October 2008, Decision on the prosecution’s appeal against decision on referral under Rule 11bis, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-02-78-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Jean-Baptiste Gatete, Decision of 17 November 2008, Decision on the prosecution’s appeal against decision on referral under Rule 11bis, Trial Chamber, ICTR-00-61-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Ildephonse Hategekimana, Decision of 4 December 2008, Decision on the prosecution’s appeal against decision on referral under Rule 11bis, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-00-55B-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Tharcisse Muvunyi, Judgment of 11 February 2010, Trial Chamber III, ICTR-00-55A-T.

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Prosecutor v. Ramush Haradinaj et al, Judgment of 19 July 2010, Appeals Chamber, IT-04-84-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Callixte Kalimanzira v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 20 October 2010, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-05-88-A.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Ephrem Setako v. Prosecutor, Decision of 23 March 2011, Decision on Ephrem Setako’s Motion to Amend His Notice of Appeal and Motion to Admit Evidence (Confidential), ICTR-04-81.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Nyiramasuhuko, Judgement and sentence of 24 June 2011, Trial Chamber II, ICTR-98-42-T.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Jean Uwinkindi, Decision of 28 June 2011, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Chamber, ICTR-01-75-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Jean Uwinkindi v. Prosecutor, Decision of 16 December 2011, Decision on Uwinkindi’s appeal against the referral of his case to Rwanda and related motions, Appeals Chamber, ICTR-01-75-AR11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Charles Sikubwabo, Decision of 26 March 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-95-1D-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, Decision of 8 May 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-96-9-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Bernard Munyagishari, Decision of 6 June 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Chamber, ICTR-05-89-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Ryandikayo, Decision of 20 June 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-95-1E-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Aloys Ndimbati, Decision of 25 June 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-95-1F-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor v. Phénéas Munyarugarama, Decision of 28 June 2012, Decision on Prosecutor’s request for referral to the Republic of Rwanda, Referral Proceedings, ICTR-02-79-R11bis.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Ndindiliyimana et al v. Prosecutor, Judgment of 11 February 2014, Appeals chamber, ICTR-00-56-A.

C. Documents

Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors, Eighth United Nations Congress on
the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, Havana, 27 August to 7 September 1990.

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Rules of Procedure and Evidence, 29 June 1995 (as amended on 10 April 2013).

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Prosecutor’s Regulation No. 2, 1999 (Standards of Professional Conduct Prosecution Counsel).